George Ensle (Enslee)is a veteran Texas singer-songwriter, who began performing as a teenager in the late sixties in his hometown, Houston at such venerable clubs ad the Sand Mountain Coffeehouse and the original Old Quarter, sharing stages with legendary greats Townes Van Zandt, Guy Clark, Jerry Jeff Walker, and Billie Joe Shaver. He was awarded prestigious federal government grants to be an Artist-In-Schools, teaching songwriting and the creative process to young students. George has won songwriting awards from the American Song Festival, the kerville Folk Festival, the Music Umbrella, and the Austin Songwriters Group. In s008 he was nominated for Singer/Songwriter of the Year by the Texas Music Academy. His songs have been recorded by Gary P. Nunn, Bob Cheevers, Will T. Massey, and Jeff Talmadge, to name a few. He has released five albums in the U.S. and Europe.
George has a unique fingerpicking style originating from his classical guitar training and honed over the years to flow seamlessly with his lyrics. He has been called a "song painter," capturing "lifescapes," with story-song portraits of "real people making it in the real world."
Highlights: George's Song "Build A Bridge" has been adopted by The BuildaBridge Healing throught Arts Foundation.
George was nominated for the Texas Academy of Music Singer/Songwriter of the Year 2008
Thursday, January 31, 2008 is proclaimed George Ensle Day in Austin, Texas by Mayor Will Wynn
George's Photo was included in "Genuine and soulful portraits" Texas Troubadors photo journal by Steve Harris, published by : The University of Texas Press
George Ensle featured on CBN Newscast "Saddle up for God" September 3, 2009
I can't wait to hear this remarkable singer-songwriter & musician when he takes the stage at the Rear Window Listeniing Room. This is going to be a perfect evening filled with great music and stories that accompany them. George has been performing for many years, and he knows how to present himself in any setting. You will do well if you get yourself to hear him in this small, intimate listening room environment. Visit his website at www.georgeensle.com
"George Ensle is a musical wordsmith whose lyrics, guitar licks and voice come together to produce emotions that are experienced too rarely - and never so wonderfully and full."
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